Boundary Oak Golf Course

1.7977428571 1.8 stars from 5 (102)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7100 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 3800 Valley Vista Rd, Walnut Creek, California 94598, Contra Costa County
  • (925) 934-6212, (925) 934-4775
  • (925) 934-9128
  • www.playboundaryoak.com

Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Robert Muir Graves
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7100 yards 74.1 130
Blue 72 6739 yards 72.7 126
White 72 6372 yards 71.2 122
White (W) 72 6372 yards 76.8 128
Red (W) 72 5699 yards 72.3 122
Gold 72 5699 yards 68.3 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.3 stars from 5
Value: 2.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 102 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

80 out of 97 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Rude staff"


Joegolf26's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course, challenging and fun. However, I don't think I will return due to the unaccomidating staff. I have played here a lot but I don't think I will return. Matt, who works the desk, is extremely condescending. I booked this particular tee time as a hot deal, and because I paid less, I was treated like I was ignorant and didn't belong on the course. I am a walnut creek resident and I pay full price for this course frequently. The less than one minute interaction I had with Matt was so unsatisfactory that it was hard to enjoy the game. For this reason I cannot reccomend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"course in great shape"


notbunkie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition, greens fairly fast and smooth. pace of play was perfect


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Rude Staff.."


MauiBrian9's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Agree with previous review. Whenever you book a golfnow deal online the same person behind the front desk is arguing with you about teeing off at your scheduled tee-time even if the course is wide open, and nobody is on the 1st tee box. Worst Customer experience ever, and I have played hundreds of public, and private golf courses all over the country and have never been treated like this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"good value, good condition"


drred56's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Started with good lunch. Fairways in good shape. Played slow for front 9, back picked up. Nice views. Forgiving course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"playing great"


u000008221499's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was playing fantastically yesterday! The greens are rolling fast and true. The bunkers have great sand. The whole course was just manicured and it fits the eye great! Get a round in soon because the waters going dry in CA! Enjoy &goodluck!....ps the par 3s here are really fun in my personal opinion!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent value for your dollar"


fishmonger31's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my home course but I play all over the East Bay. The course is in great shape. The difficulty of this course is the greens, a really good challenge!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice track...will play agin"


ericjorgensen120's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather,course tee-boxes fairways good,<br/> greens excellent...but a couple of holes...putts got<br/> the "dimple roll" as UNFAIR how far the ball "rolled<br/> out". Over all I like the course...and will play again.<br/> Course has alittle bit of hills..but very walkable.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lightning Quick Greens"


Joebeezie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Sunday at 1:30 expecting a typical slow day, but was pleasantly surprised. Played in just under 5 hours which is great for this course on a busy day, and trust me it was PACKED. Daylight savings started today and the weather was a perfect 72 degrees. I usually expect hard and fast conditions around the greens at Boundary and that's what we received. I personally enjoy greens of that speed and challenge, it weeds out the crumbumbs in my foursome.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I love this course"


dianaderoque's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you haven't tried Boundary Oaks, I highly recommend you give it a try. You will be impressed by the beautiful scenery and excellent shape this course is in. The greens are a bit fast, especially down hill, so keep that in mind. I had another beautiful day of golf, I'm so glad I booked at Boundary Oaks, it had been a while. It's my favorite course in this local area and I was delighted to see this course on Golfnow.com.


I recommend this course


"4 hour round"


ad781's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had an enjoyable afternoon round last weekend. Played in 4 hours, which is unusual for weekend afternoons. Several of the greens need to be reworked as they take the skill out of the game. A 10 foot putt should not break 15 feet. At times it felt like miniature golf, but for the windmill. But the layout is good and worth playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"TGIF"


925golfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times, today the pace of play was exceptional. Only had to wait for 3 holes, finished in under 4 hours.<br/> Considering the drought condition in the state, the fairways were in good conditions, the greens were rolling fast. Hole placement on Friday made the course especially challenging. The wind and slope had a tendency to blow or pull the ball all the way down the slope of the greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairways in average condition but the greens are in good shape"


lennoxbyer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The pace of play was extremely slow. My scheduled tee time was a little before 1 pm however I didn't tee off until 1:10 because my name was not on the schedule. In addition we did not finish due to darkness.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course locally"


krishna3517800's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Day was great<br/> Course condition greens were all pretty good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day"


bharjehausen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. I will definitely be back. Pace of play was slow. Not the courses fault.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Firm and Fast Greens"


dennis806's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the course is not too difficult, the greens make up for it. The greens were firm and fast. There are plenty of breaks that don't show up until you are watching your ball trickle across most of the green. The sand in the bunkers is very fine grained. There is plenty of roll on the fairways.

It was a fun day and a course worth going back to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course`"


jmc0813's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was nice. Staff was friendly. We were a little surprised that there wasn't a frost delay...overall had a great time and would play again if we are in town again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not good"


maturner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was ridiculously slow. We paid 34 dollars and only got in 13 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Slopes will get you!"


chriscena's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played boundary oak for $21 walking...steal of a deal...shot from the white tee, slope 126, still played tough...fairways where a bit long for my liking but the greens were in great shape and played moderate to difficult. Would definitely play here again...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"tlc on fairways"


Kaseycorrigon's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gem in the rough, nice to have a course in this condition so close to home.<br/> Greens in great shape, the fairways can use some tlc, bit overall a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Greens; Poor pace of Play"


nickam1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Boundary Oaks on Sunday Oct 26 from the Blue tees. The course was in very good shape, and as usual, the star of the course is the greens.

Played early in the morning, and thought things would move along, but our foursome got stuck behind a very slow foursome. Nearly 5 hours. As we waited in the fairway for the group to clear the 16 green, we saw the group in front of them walking up the fairway....on 18. We called the pro shop and they sent the marshall out....and we saw him drive by without saying a word. Poor pace of play ruined an otherwise nice day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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